NileGuide Expert Says:
No stay in Amsterdam would be complete without sampling an Indonesian rice table. Indonesia was a former colony of the Netherlands, and this long heritage has made Indonesian food as accepted as traditional Dutch food.
1075 XN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oud Zuid, Vondelpark & Museumplein
tel: +31 20 67 55 000
Mon-Thur 18:00-22:30, Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat 17:00-23:00, Sun17:00-22:30
NileGuide Expert tip:
Much better quality than most Indonesian restaurants in the old centre, and well worth taking the 10-minute tram ride.
The balmy land of Indonesia may seem worlds away from Amsterdam, but since it was once a Dutch colony, the tastes and culture of Indonesia are easily accessible in the Netherlands. Restaurants Blauw has been one of the city's most popular Indonesian restaurants since its opening in 2009, and its reputation justifies its slightly higher than normal prices. The rice table, which allows you to sample around 10 different things from the menu, is highly recommended and costs around €
30. The restaurant has a very modern and elegant interior, and quietly buzzing atmosphere. The atmosphere is more suitable for a family meal, or a romantic couple, rather than a group getting ready for a night out.